Saturday, September 03, 2011

CRUISE CONTROL-Design Freeze for Hypersonic Brahmos II Missile Nears

SALIENT FEATURES:1>This new missile not be under MTCR
2) User trial in 4 years.
3) New missile smaller than current Brahmos.
4) Speed Mach 5-8.
5) New technologies will be developed by both sides from scratch.
6) Total development cost $ 1 billion.
7) User wants Range to be double than current version say 600km
8) Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam want to buy, GoI may give approval for export next year.
9) Air launched version first test by end of next year in India
10) Brahmos onboard IN Tu-142 under consideration.

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